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Bill Belichick helped the Rams in a savage way this week

Bill Belichick helped the Rams this week by making a simple roster move

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick hasn’t made a career of helping the Los Angeles Rams. His teams have won two Super Bowls against the Rams with one of those wins being somewhat controversial. With that said, Belichick made a roster move this week that could help the Rams on Monday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals.

On Thursday, the Patriots signed quarterback Will Grier off of the Bengals practice squad. This leaves the Bengals with a hurt Joe Burrow and Jake Browning as the only legitimate quarterback options now on the roster. If the Bengals enter an emergency quarterback situation, that player would currently be running back Joe Mixon. Mixon has taken snaps with the quarterbacks over the past few weeks according to WLWT’s Olivia Ray.

Belichick signing Grier off of the Bengals practice squad puts the Bengals in a serious bind, especially if Burrow is unable to play in Monday’s game. Cincinnati did sign Reid Sinnett in response to the Grier signing. Sinnett spent some of training camp with the Bengals. However, the Patriots coach certainly put a fellow AFC competitor in a difficult situation.

Whether or not this was a gamesmanship move by the Patriots and Belichick is uncertain. The Patriots coach said on Friday about Grier, “We want to work with him. We need depth at that position.” Again, whether or not that’s true is up for debate or if Belichick saw an opportunity to make a team dealing a quarterback injury a lot more thin at the position. At the end of the season, the Patriots could be competing the Bengals for a wild card spot.

Either way, this is a move that could end up benefitting the Rams, especially if Burrow is unable to play Monday Night, leaving the Bengals with Browning as their only viable quarterback option.